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Ceramics 101 With Sana Musasama (Ages 7-11)
October 9, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm$125 – $345
This introductory course is designed to give students a hands-on educational and artistic experience using the medium of clay. Students will begin with basic hand-building techniques and ways of shaping clay, including coil, pinch and slab methods. Students will also gain experience with various decorating, glazing and firing techniques.
For questions regarding this class, please email [email protected]
Event Dates and times
Classes will take place at Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning at the following dates and times:
Saturday Class Dates
October – 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
November – 6th, 13th, 20th
December – 4th, 11th, 18th
January – 8th, 15th
Meet the instructor – Sana Musasama received her BA from City College of New York, NY (1973) and her MFA from Alfred University, NY (1998). Sana began traveling as a way to recover identity and cultural place. Clay was a geographical catalyst that brought her first to West Africa. She studied Mende Pottery in Sierra Leone (1974-75) and ventured later to Japan, China, South America and Cambodia. She has continued her quest, expanding her interest to tribal adornment practices in various indigenous cultures. She is challenged by the concerns surrounding the safety of women, specifically the rituals involving rites of passage, female chastity and the “purification” of the female body. Sana’s work is informed by history, women’s studies, culture and her travel journal.